Big Boy Tomato
A favorite hybrid, the thick walls of Big Boy make perfect slices for the classic tomato sandwich.

Big Boy Tomato

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 16 to 32 oz
  • Matures: 78 days after planting
  • Plant size: 6 to 10 feet
  • Spacing: 36 inches apart
  • Plant type: Indeterminate

The name, Big Boy, is easy to remember and so is the flavor. This is a big, sandwich-type slicer with smooth, bright red fruit and a flavor that everybody likes. It bears heavily in mid-season, yet the indeterminate vines continue fruiting (though not as heavily) until frost. Plants in our Alabama test garden, where conditions are excellent, have yielded 100 tomatoes each through a 10-week harvest season. Long vines need staking, or grow the plant in a tall cage. Resistant to cracking.

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Big Boy Tomato is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best tomato for our humid summers This tomato is a real winner if you live in very humid places where tomatoes tend to rot. I've had other varieties that would tolerate our mountainous, humid, moderate growing season before, but these are by far the best tasting!
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dud I planted four different Bonnie tomato plants side by side, all using the same miracle grow potting soil, the other three produced an average of 15 tomatoes each, not much, but the Big Boy produced zero, not even a flower. All grew about same speed and height. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A real trooper I live in the south and this year was just awful for heat and high humidity. This was the first year I grew this variety. The plant itself grew bigger than any other variety we ever planted. Even after it began to succumb to the fungi that proliferate in those conditions, we had a continuous crop of large, juicy tomatoes. Tomato sandwiches and homemade sauce are the yearly driving force around here, however, I was able to steal a few for some delicious fried green tomatoes, because we had more than enough clusters! If you can get your hands on some real compost and/or manure, I think it would be hard to fail. with this.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from na: would like more important info that could teach me more on plants that i have, watering an feeding not enough
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grown in containers in front of my deck. Plants over 7 ft tall. Had to stake and tie in addition to tall cages. Prolific production from 2.5 inches to 5 inches in diameter of juicy, delicious tomatoes. Have been harvesting for almost a month and it looks like too many left for another month. Have been cutting and freezing excess crop for winter tomato sauce. Will surely plant the same next year.
Date published: 2015-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After 20 summers of mediocre results on same exposure, same pot, same Miracle Grow soil and tomato plant food (3 applications in 1st month) I now know what the term "bumper crop" means. I started from single 4" seedling from Lowes in late April 2015. Today 8/22 STILL harvesting 2-3 3" Big Boys a week. Like Marlon Brando in The Godfather, without the drama. BEST HARVEST EVER! With mozzarella and basil w olive oil. Thank you Bonnie for making me look so good!
Date published: 2015-08-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from These plants grow like crazy but it's almost August and the plant is barren of fruit. Heat and nitrogen are not factors in this case. They just won't give any fruit.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The plants were plentiful and the taste was delicious!!!!
Date published: 2015-05-20
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